Mount Hibok-Hibok, also known as Catarman Volcano, is a stratovolcano on Camiguin Island in the Philippines. It is one of the active volcanoes in the country and part of the Pacific ring of fire.
Hibok-Hibok has six hot springs (Ardent Spring, Tangob, Bugong, Tagdo, Naasag and Kiyab), three craters (Kanangkaan Crater, site of the 1948 eruption; Itum Crater, site of 1949 eruption, an ...
d Ilihan Crater, site of 1950 eruption).
Mt. Hibok-Hibok is a popular hiking destination in Camiguin island. A permit from the DENR office in Mambajao is required. It normally takes 3??"5 hours to reach the summit; the usual jump-off is Ardent Hot Springs in Mambajao. Views from the summit include the nearby White Island, Bohol to the north, Eastern Mindanao to the east and the island of Siquijor to the west. The mossy crater of Camiguin's past eruption can also be seen.
Mt. Vulcan can be hiked by way of the Stations of the Cross or The Walkway in Bonbon, Catarman. On the trail are the statues depicting the Roman Catholic Stations of the Cross, which are 14 events in the crucifixion of Jesus, at intervals on the climb. They are a memorial to the dead from the last eruption in the 1950s. Mt. Vulcan, which is locally called the Old Volcano, is a contradiction as it is actually the youngest volcano on the island, formed in the 1871 eruption.
Mount Hibok-Hibok or Catarman Volcano News
The thing about adulting is that its difficult to meet the people you usually hang out with before. So when an opportunity came, my Palawan and Buscalan gang, decided to go hiking around the famed "Island of Fire" Camiguin. We were supposed to hike its highest peak Timpoong but due to some inevitable circumstances, we decided to visit Mt. Hibok-hibok instead.
Camiguin Island, located at the northernmost part of main land mindanao is popularly dubbed as the "Island Born of Fire". It is said to be the country's most beautiful island enriched with plethora of natural wonders and historical riches. A peaceful dreamland of pristine waterfalls, lush rainforests, volcanic edifices, hot and cold springs, numerous coastlines dotted with marine sanctuaries with exotic marine life. The remoteness is quite dissuading, but do not be discouraged, to both the adventurer and urban dweller; Camiguin is Paradise.
En Route to Benoni
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Camiguin Island, Philippines
The scenic Province of Camiguin. The Island Born of Fire. Having the most number of Volcanoes per square kilometer than any other island on planet earth.
Time of Visit: Thanksgiving 2016
In order of appearance:
- White Island
- Tuasan Falls
- Katibawasan Falls
- Mt. Hibok-Hibok
- Mantigue Island
Located in Camiguin, the Island Born of Fire, is an active stratovolcano and dome complex with a height of 1332 meters above sea level. It had five major eruptions during the modern history and the last one happened during the 1950's and has three crater lakes namely Kanangkaan, Itum and Ilihan which are viewable from the crater rim summit. It is rich in flora and fauna ranging from wild orchids to mossy outgrowths and is accessible through the Yumbing and Ardent Trails. One can see the White Island Sandbar from the top and a 360 degree view of the whole island.
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Mount Hibok-hibok is an active stratovolcano located in Camiguin Island, Philippines, which is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. It's 1,332m high. It normally takes 3-5 hours to reach the summit. We started out at 9am having loads of pit stop along the way while admiring at its beautiful views at the same time. My lungs felt like it was going to burst after what seemed like forever. We finally reached our camping ground, which is the crater itself at 4pm. Finally!! The view from the crater was so amazing...Seeing nothing but green pastures, rich natural resources, while hearing the birds chirp ...
Every chance of long weekends, my family and I are always on the road for adventure. Last November, we went to Camiguin Island to spend short vacay away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
CAMIGUIN is the second smallest province of the Philippines in terms of land area and population. We toured around the island in less than an hour, so that's how small it is. The provincial capital is Mambajao, where our barge docked upon arrival. Mambajao is the province' largest municipality both in area and population.
We arrived at around 1:30pm in the afternoon from 2 hours of travel time by l ...